We all fall into it… the gossiping, the complaining, the worrying, and the list could go on and on.
Sometimes we let our words control us, when we should be controlling them. Our words show who we are, what we believe, and who we trust in.
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
The words we say have the power to change lives. They hold the gospel. Instead, we use them for our own good, and to tear others down. You were put on this earth for the sole purpose of spreading the good news, and growing the kingdom of God. Are your words a reflection of God’s love for the world?
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
Friends, do not be hypocritical. Praise God with your words, and mean it. After all, we have the Bible because God sent His Word. When you are face to face with God, will you be able to justify everything you said today? I sure can’t. This can only mean one thing- change needs to happen.
Take a little extra time to think before you speak. The name ‘Jesus’ may not be on your tongue in every conversation that you have, but you can still reflect His character in every word.
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